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8Ware BD-400 Mini USB Bluetooth V4.0 Adapter Version 4.0

8Ware BD-400 Mini USB Bluetooth V4.0 Adapter Version 4.0
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8Ware BD-400 Mini USB Bluetooth V4.0 Adapter Version 4.0

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8Ware BD-400 Mini USB Bluetooth V4.0 Adapter Version 4.0

  • Brand: 8Ware
  • MPN: BD-400
  • Part #: ADP8WR0400
  • UPC:
  • Wireless Transmission Speed:N/A
  • Wi-Fi Bands:N/A
  • Wireless Technology:Bluetooth
  • Interface:USB
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What PB Tech customers are saying about this product...See More Reviews

"Great service as always"

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By: Guest 25/01/21

"Works good for computers that don't have Bluetooth installed on them"

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By: SharaC4 19/11/20
Verified Owner

"All good, no problems. Pretty small and no connectivity issues"

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By: KellyC778 19/11/19
Verified Owner

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Features

8Ware Mini USB Bluetooth Adapter Version 4.0

The 8ware USB Bluetooth version 4.0 Adapter allows users to connect up to three Bluetooth devices together and transfer even the largest files quickly and easily. With the mini size adapter's lower power consumption; you can enjoy longer battery life on your notebook computer and other devices. This Bluetooth Class 2 adapter is compatible with PC computers, and offers a wireless range of 20 meter. It is great for a wide range of applications and smaller form factor devices in the healthcare, fitness, security and home entertainment industries.


What is Bluetooth 4.0?

Bluetooth 4.0 is exactly what the name would have you believe: its the next version of the same old Bluetooth technology we all know and love. Phones that have Bluetooth 4.0 are often referred to as Bluetooth Smart Ready while the accessories or peripherals taking advantage of this technology are dubbed Bluetooth Smart.

Dont worry, a Bluetooth 4.0 Ready phone will still be fully backwards compatible with your Bluetooth 3.0 accessories and peripherals so you wont have to throw out that old beat up headset just yet. Of course, using accessories and peripherals that are pre-4.0 will prevent you from taking advantage of Bluetooth 4.0s new features.


Does it make a difference?

Speaking of new features, what exactly are they? Well, the main one is the lower power consumption between two Bluetooth 4.0 devices. I think this is something worth getting excited about as Im sure a lot of you have found that when you use your Bluetooth (or just leave it connected) youre battery life starts to tank.

To avoid this, Bluetooth 4.0 devices wont be constantly communicating with one another when theyre paired. Instead, the devices will stay in standby until actual information needs to be sent over from one device to another. For example, imagine a Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor. The only time the device would communicate with your phone is if/when your heart rate reaches a certain level. For all other times, the device remains in standby using little to no battery.

As a result, you get much better battery life. Such low power consumption means that devices like the heart rate monitor from the example can work from 6 months to even a couple of years on a single tiny batterys charge. The use of small batteries can reduce the overall size of the device and, as you can imagine, will make wearing things like a heart rate monitor or whatever accessory manufacturers come up with in the future much more practical.

- Wirelessly communicates with Bluetooth-enabled computers, printers, PDAs, cell phones, headsets, and more
- Allows any computer with a USB port to become a Bluetooth enabled computer
- Ultra-low power consumption
- Supports dual-mode and Bluetooth Low Energy
- Supports maximum asynchronous transfer rate of 3Mbps
- Wideband audio support: provides clear perception of voice when using a Bluetooth headset, and enhances the functionality of echo cancellation and noise reduction
- 2.4GHz ~ 2.4835GHz ISM Band
- Ultra portable - tiny enough to stay with your laptop
- Supports A2DP stereo audio wireless streaming
- Up to 20m maximum wireless range
- Built-in security to assure the privacy of your communication-pairing, encryption, and authentication
- Supports the following services: Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN), Bluetooth Proximity Profile, LAN Access (LAP), Object Push (OPP), File Transfer (FTP), Headset (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP), Synchronization (SYNCH)
- Backwards compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 and 3.0
- Support operating system: Windows 98, 2000, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

 

Specifications

Manufacturer

8Ware

Product No.

BD-400

Colour

White

Bluetooth version

4.0

ISM Band

2.4GHz ~ 2.4835GHz

Range

Up to 20m maximum

Support operating system

Windows 98, 2000, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Manufacturer Part No: BD-400 Brand: 8Ware Product Type: -
UPC - Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 0.018 kg
PB Part No: ADP8WR0400 Product Model: -

Warranty: 12 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
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Great for mouse, bad for

I would recommend this dongle to someone only needing a way to connect to a Bluetooth mouse/keyboard. I would NOT recommend this product to someone wanting to stream audio over Bluetooth.

Plug & Play/driver setup was easy and fast. I had setup/pairing problems. The dongle worked immediately, and no setup was required after plugging it into my workstation. My Bluetooth mouse was connected to my Windows 10 workstation within a minute of plugging in the dongle.

However, music audio playback to my late model Bluetooth headphones is very laggy. (My headphones are Sony MDR-1000X - I've always had excellent connection to other devices).

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By: TimothyG3 05/04/18
Verified Owner
3 out of 3 users found this review helpful
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For anyone having trouble installing: try disabling your built in bluetooth chip in Control Panel \ Device Manager then make sure to restart PC. I was almost going to return mine, but that restart after disable got it going.

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By: Guest 14/05/17
1 out of 1 user found this review helpful
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It doesn't work

I have Windows 10. My computer doesn't recognize that the device is plugged in. I have five USB ports. I've tried all five.

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By: Guest 04/02/21
0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
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Aweome

Great service as always

G
By: Guest 25/01/21
0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
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GREAT

Works good for computers that don't have Bluetooth installed on them

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By: SharaC4 19/11/20
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it's all good

All good, no problems. Pretty small and no connectivity issues

K
By: KellyC778 19/11/19
Verified Owner
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Works ok.

Works ok with cheap headphones. needed usb3 port on hub. when in usb2 port it wouldn't detect headphones.
Range is ok. No cutouts when in same room. Cuts out in next room.

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By: DanielO5 01/08/19
Verified Owner
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not the best

took a while to start working, and when i connect to my speakers or headphones (which are both in great working condition) sometimes it will just stop making any sound but it still says it's connected (so you have to reconnect the headphones or speaker for it to work again)

G
By: Guest 13/05/19
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Usb Bluetooth adapter

Does what it needs to, very handy gadget, just plugs in installs and away you go, Bluetooth connectivity to pc sorted.

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By: Guest 09/05/19
0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
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Excellent Bluetooth

Excellent blue tooth device, easy to use and good range!

G
By: Guest 18/04/19
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wifi

Easy to use with fast connection. Thanks

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By: Guest 14/01/19
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Great

Really good wish I got one sooner

C
By: ChristophW25 13/12/18
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you would probably be better off using this adapter part code GAMMST20100 which is a xbox one adapter
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8Ware BD-400 Mini USB Bluetooth V4.0 Adapter Version 4.0

  • Brand: 8Ware
  • MPN: BD-400
  • Part #: ADP8WR0400
  • UPC:
PB Tech price: $13.90 Excluding GSTPB Tech price:$15.98 Including GST
Date Created: 23:40, 12-04-2021
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ADP8WR0400/8Ware-BD-400-Mini-USB-Bluetooth-V40-Adapter-Versio
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Features

8Ware Mini USB Bluetooth Adapter Version 4.0

The 8ware USB Bluetooth version 4.0 Adapter allows users to connect up to three Bluetooth devices together and transfer even the largest files quickly and easily. With the mini size adapter's lower power consumption; you can enjoy longer battery life on your notebook computer and other devices. This Bluetooth Class 2 adapter is compatible with PC computers, and offers a wireless range of 20 meter. It is great for a wide range of applications and smaller form factor devices in the healthcare, fitness, security and home entertainment industries.


What is Bluetooth 4.0?

Bluetooth 4.0 is exactly what the name would have you believe: its the next version of the same old Bluetooth technology we all know and love. Phones that have Bluetooth 4.0 are often referred to as Bluetooth Smart Ready while the accessories or peripherals taking advantage of this technology are dubbed Bluetooth Smart.

Dont worry, a Bluetooth 4.0 Ready phone will still be fully backwards compatible with your Bluetooth 3.0 accessories and peripherals so you wont have to throw out that old beat up headset just yet. Of course, using accessories and peripherals that are pre-4.0 will prevent you from taking advantage of Bluetooth 4.0s new features.


Does it make a difference?

Speaking of new features, what exactly are they? Well, the main one is the lower power consumption between two Bluetooth 4.0 devices. I think this is something worth getting excited about as Im sure a lot of you have found that when you use your Bluetooth (or just leave it connected) youre battery life starts to tank.

To avoid this, Bluetooth 4.0 devices wont be constantly communicating with one another when theyre paired. Instead, the devices will stay in standby until actual information needs to be sent over from one device to another. For example, imagine a Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor. The only time the device would communicate with your phone is if/when your heart rate reaches a certain level. For all other times, the device remains in standby using little to no battery.

As a result, you get much better battery life. Such low power consumption means that devices like the heart rate monitor from the example can work from 6 months to even a couple of years on a single tiny batterys charge. The use of small batteries can reduce the overall size of the device and, as you can imagine, will make wearing things like a heart rate monitor or whatever accessory manufacturers come up with in the future much more practical.

- Wirelessly communicates with Bluetooth-enabled computers, printers, PDAs, cell phones, headsets, and more
- Allows any computer with a USB port to become a Bluetooth enabled computer
- Ultra-low power consumption
- Supports dual-mode and Bluetooth Low Energy
- Supports maximum asynchronous transfer rate of 3Mbps
- Wideband audio support: provides clear perception of voice when using a Bluetooth headset, and enhances the functionality of echo cancellation and noise reduction
- 2.4GHz ~ 2.4835GHz ISM Band
- Ultra portable - tiny enough to stay with your laptop
- Supports A2DP stereo audio wireless streaming
- Up to 20m maximum wireless range
- Built-in security to assure the privacy of your communication-pairing, encryption, and authentication
- Supports the following services: Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN), Bluetooth Proximity Profile, LAN Access (LAP), Object Push (OPP), File Transfer (FTP), Headset (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP), Synchronization (SYNCH)
- Backwards compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 and 3.0
- Support operating system: Windows 98, 2000, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

 

Specifications

Manufacturer

8Ware

Product No.

BD-400

Colour

White

Bluetooth version

4.0

ISM Band

2.4GHz ~ 2.4835GHz

Range

Up to 20m maximum

Support operating system

Windows 98, 2000, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Date Created: 23:40, 12-04-2021
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ADP8WR0400/8Ware-BD-400-Mini-USB-Bluetooth-V40-Adapter-Versio
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